Winter Break Resources
The staff of the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services knows that being back at home can be wonderful, but sometimes stressful. The list of resources below can provide information, support and diversion for you. The LGBT Resource Room will re-open at the start of the spring semester. We wish you a safe and happy winter break!
Need to prepare?
These sites have information about family relationships and tips for interacting with family and friends:
HRC guide for coming out to your family and friends
Want to Know Common Questions Parents Ask?
Tips for a Happy Holiday for LGBT People and Their Friends!
Need some simple things to relieve holiday stress? Need a distraction? Bored? When Facebook and Twitter loose their charm on about day 3 of break, try these fun sites:
Need someone to talk to? Need some help? Need some support?
Access information about emergency resources
The Trevor Project: (866)488-7386
This is a national suicide prevention helpline that operates 24 hours, 7 days a week. The hotline is aimed at helping LGBT and questioning youth. A live chat feature is also available.
The Gay and Lesbian National Hotline: (888)843-4564
This line provides confidential peer-counseling, information and local resources. The line operates Monday through Friday from 4pm to midnight and Saturday from noon to 5pm, Eastern Time. You can also email them at glnh@GLBTNationalHelpCenter.org
The GLBT National Youth Talkline: (800) 246-7743 (youth serving youth through age 25)
This line provides confidential peer-counseling, information and local resources specifically to youth up to age 25. The line operates Monday through Fridayfrom 8pm to midnight Eastern Time. You can also email them at: youth@GLBTNationalHelpCenter.org
Need someone closer than that?
Find support in your community: http://resources.lgbtcenters.org/Directory/default.aspx